Annual Report of the School Committee of the Town of Newport, for the Year Ending ...

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Стр. 76 - HAVE you read in the Talmud of old, In the Legends the Rabbins have told Of the limitless realms of the air, Have you read it, — the marvellous story Of Sandalphon, the Angel of Glory, Sandalphon, the Angel of Prayer ? How, erect, at the outermost gates Of the City Celestial he waits, With his feet on the ladder of light, That, crowded with angels unnumbered, By Jacob was seen, as he slumbered Alone in the desert at night...
Стр. 29 - Further; the school department has repeatedly called for the enactment of a compulsory law making it obligatory on the part of the parents to send their children to school, at least one-half of the school year.
Стр. 30 - How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, \ In the icy air of night 1 While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells— From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
Стр. 58 - ... that one hundred acres should be laid forth, and appropriated for a school, for encouragement of the poorer sort, to train up their youth in learning, and Mr. Robert Lenthal, while he continues to teach school, is to have the benefit thereof.
Стр. 42 - ... meaning" is. An urchin may be able to say correctly that a word pointed out to him is an adverb or a pronoun, may proceed to give a definition of either, and examples of instances of its occurrence, and may produce an impression that he understands all this, when the truth is that he has only learned to make certain noises in a particular order, and when he is unable to say anything intelligible about the matter in language of his own.
Стр. 30 - ... decisions are many years old, they are frequently referred to and for this reason a brief outline of each case is here given. In 1896 the board of trustees of the public library in Des Moines, Iowa, fixed a tax rate of one mill for library maintenance and a tax of three mills to create a sinking fund for the purchase of a lot and the erection of a building. In so doing it acted in accordance with a law passed by the general assembly which authorizes- the library trustees to fix the rates given...
Стр. 3 - Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundations of the earth ; and the heavens are the work of thine hands...

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